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I post infrequently, but oh-my-stars-and-garters, I have to indulge in some knitting-squee. Most of you don't knit, so please be kind and try and share my delight.

The Italian Cast-on is one of the most beautiful techniques I have ever encountered. It's an incredibly elegant, delightful method and creates an even, stretchy edge. And, oh, the thought of a tubular cast-on for stocking stitch? Why, I'm having excited palpitations at the though.

I may very well leave the home I have created with collatdamag and elope with this utterly charming process. I could be content to live out my days casting-on Italian style. Provided, of course, that my new Latin Love can accommodate my otherloves, Short-row shaping and Riverbed sock construction.

My only guilt is that I'm discovering this new fetish while making a hat for my brother. That seems a little sordid.

Date: 2009-12-02 06:09 pm (UTC)
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Mmmmm, sounds like that time I wrote the melody for Fantasies. Oh fingers, you do such sweet things...


Date: 2009-12-02 06:14 pm (UTC)
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I'm ridiculously in lust with this technique. Poring over every detail, drinking in its exquisite form. I've unraveled this hat 3 times for the sheer joy of casting-on again.

If you don't hear from me for a week, it's because casting-on has broken out again.

Date: 2009-12-02 06:18 pm (UTC)
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I know better than to interupt a girl casting-on! The last time I did that I ended up in the burn ward with wool burn. ;)
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Date: 2009-12-06 04:18 pm (UTC)
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Ooooo, now that's another smexy cast on. Dammit, I'm going to end up spending all my time casting on now, and get nothing finished.

Date: 2009-12-02 10:40 pm (UTC)
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Oh, sounds wonderfully exciting. I haven't done any knitting since I wnet back to work. Quite jealous now.

Pictures, demonstrations, instructions to follow???

Date: 2009-12-08 09:27 pm (UTC)
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It took me a while to figure out where exactly I'd found the tutorial, but here it is.

A little warning: This is called the Italian Cast On, but on youtube there are videos for a very different Italian cast on.

Date: 2009-12-02 11:21 pm (UTC)
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Hmmm - I think I'll stick to perving at 17 year old boys!!!


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